Acknowledging the Giver

(Due to a technical error within our web site, we were unable to post this thought as intended last week … and we did not want you to miss it.  The message certainly remains applicable as we prepare our hearts for Christmas and to begin a New Year.)
What are you thankful for?” Responses from almost everyone who is asked this question contain objects that we have received, but we cannot only be thankful for things. Most of those things are fine in and of themselves.  For example, I am indeed thankful for my family, my job, my home, and my health. We would never diminish the fact that we enjoy those things that bring us great pleasure while here on earth. But perhaps the more important question would be, “Who am I thankful to?” Here the psalmist raises our awareness to the proper reply … that it is “to the LORD” we give thanks, and to the reason why … He is good, and His loving kindness is everlasting. This reply moves us from the physical realm into the supernatural realm, and identifies characteristics of God that are eternal. And so we become even more thankful as we acknowledge the One who is the Giver.  This Thanksgiving remember to be thankful for everything, but especially for the attributes of God that lead us to repentance.  TCF

“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His loving kindness is everlasting.  Psalm 136:1


This thought was written by Tim Files, Aircraft Systems Analyst with Delta Air Lines.  Tim also serves on our FCAP Board of Directors.

Always Employed by God

Recently I spoke at two of our FCAP groups in Europe. In attendance at one of the groups was a lady who has been very involved in FCAP over the years and served on the leadership team. Now she is retired from the airline industry. I had made a comment during my message about God’s view of our being employed… Whether we are actively employed by a company, unemployed, between jobs, or retired, with God we are always employed by HIM. She came up and told me how God has now opened new doors and is involving her in unique opportunities within her area. It started out one day when she said her coffee no longer tasted good to her. She decided to go up to the local corner café close to her apartment building. She met some people there and entered into casual conversations with them. So she decided to go back on a regular basis. Now she is a part of that “café culture” with regular people that eat there. They not only know her but also, through these ongoing conversations, doors are naturally opening up to talk with them about her faith in God. Ministry is not complicated when we are willing to make friends with people and engage in normal conversations with them. This is part of being employed by God. PMC Consider: “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.(Philippians 1:6)

This article was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.